2 Found Dead at Home in Supected Murder-Suicide

Neighbors said the victims were a couple going through a painful divorce

By Monica Garske and Gene Cubbison
|  Thursday, Feb 6, 2014  |  Updated 6:48 PM PDT
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Police are investigating the discovery of a couple found dead inside their Oceanside home. One friend tells NBC 7 they were going through a tough divorce. NBC 7’s Gene Cubbison reports.

Police are investigating the discovery of a couple found dead inside their Oceanside home. One friend tells NBC 7 they were going through a tough divorce. NBC 7’s Gene Cubbison reports.

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Police officers found two bodies inside a condominium in San Diego’s Oceanside community Thursday, officials confirmed.

The Oceanside Police Department said the grim discovery was made around 10:40 a.m. at a ground-floor condo located at 432 Edgehill Lane.

Police had been called to the home to check the welfare of the resident.

When officers arrived, they found the condo locked and secure. Officials said one of the officers looked through a bedroom window and saw a person on the floor. This person was unresponsive to the officer’s requests for entry.

The officer and his partner forced entry into the home. Inside, they found a dead man and woman.

The names of the man and woman have not yet been released, but police say they appear to be in their late 40s or early 50s and are likely the residents of the home.

Their deaths are under investigation. At this time, the Oceanside Police Department says it appears to be a murder-suicide case. The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office will determine the manner of the deaths and release that information at a later time.

NBC 7 spoke to friends and neighbors at the scene who said the man and woman were a married couple going through a painful divorce. They were still living together in the rented unit at the Arbor Hill condo complex in Oceanside, but neighbors said the husband was set to move out soon.

"They were going through a bad divorce," said upstairs neighbor Katie Colladay. "Even though they were civil, she was moving on and happy. He was miserable and unhappy because he was losing his best friend."

The woman was a commercial propety manager, while the husband was described as a computer scientist. Neighbors told NBC 7 they had not seen the couple since Saturday.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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